Holy Trinity Catholic Schools

Past, Present and Future

Holy Trinity Catholic Schools

For over 160 years, Holy Trinity Catholic Schools of Fort Madison has provided a positive educational experience which   enables students to acquire life skills for future endeavors, while grounding them in the beliefs of the Catholic faith. Over the years, the original Holy Trinity Catholic School buildings have aged leaving multiple safety concerns. Inadequate handicap accessibility, an inefficient cafeteria and needed upgrades in technology were immediate concerns. To continue providing educational and religious standards for children, staff and community members, a new safe, high-quality learning facility was the very best option for the community and a capital building campaign was initiated. In 2017, The Lee County Charitable Fund awarded Holy Trinity Catholic Schools a sizeable grant to assist in achieving their educational goals.

The initial goal of the Capital Campaign started as just a renovation and refurbishment of the existing buildings. However, due to the cost associated with these updates, it was determined that these needs would be best met by demolishing and constructing a new elementary building in its place. With a new goal in place, The Holy Trinity Catholic Schools Capital Campaign focus established a five-year campaign that will allow donors to spread their contributions over five years. Holy Trinity Catholic Schools are backed by strong support from five area parishes and led by a committed school board, an established foundation board, solid alumni and community supporters and all others who continuously support the fundraising activities. After nearly a 14 month fundraising campaign, demolition was set to remove and construct a new school with technology, modern furniture, shiny floors and bright colorful rooms and hallways, all filled with the latest academic tools and wrapped up in a faith-based learning environment. This building will now link past, present and future for all who enter.

This project impacts the entire Holy Trinity Catholic Family and many Lee County residents. This Family is defined as students, faculty/staff, community supporters, business supporters and alumni. Once the school is built, Holy Trinity Catholic Schools plan to continue an Annual Fundraising Campaign to be established to provide a steady stream of income coupled with segmented campaigns throughout the year.